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suspicious fires on green mountain. a highlands ranch mother bought a gun hours before killing herself and her children. an aurora family turns to police for help but say they were victimized again. >> in that moment, everything went horribly wrong. >> just because you have a camera doesn't mean your packages are safe. new developments, investigators calling monday's roaring fire on green mountain suspicious. and they tell us there have been at neighbors just met with the fire department. to get the latest on the investigation. our stan bush live on green mountain tonight. this fire is really shaking people up around there. >> reporter: there's already a lot of reason to be concerned. it has been so dry and so windy that a winter wildfire is more expected than surprising.
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flames could be seen across the metro area, force hundreds of families -- forcing hundreds of families from their homes. >> i smelled smoke irk saw it, i went oh, man! >> reporter: george's property still smells of the fire. he had an hour to grab valuables. >> we just kind of started grabbing stuff. it's a stressful thing. >> reporter: this was the fifth time this month west metro fire has hado green mountain. there is no doubt the fires are human caused. >> it's a little too much to be accidental. >> reporter: investigators do not know what exactly started the fire monday and did not call the fire arson. no suspect has been identified and no motive is known. what investigators do know is that with drought-like conditions, wild land areas next to neighborhood airs turned box
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>> reporter: the advice right now, if you see anything suspicious, call 911. a mom bought hour before she took her kids out of school. she shot herself in the family mini-van. her two sons also suffered gunshot wounds in the van. investigators stopping short of calling it a murder suicide. >> the boys' preschool released a statement. a family in aurora says
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crime, and things only got worse when the city mishandled the case. it's a story you'll see only on 4 tonight. jeff todd checking in live from peoria and parker. >> reporter: it was about 4:00 am about a month ago when a driver was at this intersection and got a gun pointed at him. he was carjacked. he left his cellphone inside the car, and because of a smart phone app, police were able to track the >> i don't understand why they didn't catch them. i really don't >> reporter: lori says she's been dealing with a nightmare for a month since her son was carjacked. the car wound up in denver but the police never called them to tell them it was found. they realized because. an app it had been impounded. >> it was $152.
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used in the carjacking. >> we process hundreds of cars a month. in this case there was some miscommunication where the car didn't get processed the way it was supposed to. we're very appreciative that the victim came out. >> reporter: she turned to her city councilman for help with the situation. >> he felt like we were wronged and we shouldn't have to pay that fee. he offered to pay the fee to me out of his own pocket. >> reporter: hle said they would not refund the impound fee. >> one of the e-mails just stated this is city policy, we cannot reimburse this. >> when we have issues like this come to our attention, we're gonna make sure that it gets brought back down to the level of where the very committed. >> reporter: there is an appeals process to get that fee back but it requires at least
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judge. she says it's not worth it. we talked to the city council and he hopes his colleagues will realize that this policy is affecting crime victims. a high school teacher under arrest charged with two counts of sexual assault on a child. benjamin forbes is a math teacher and soccer coach at westminster high. the school called police after another between forbes and a female student. porch pir are staying busy -- pirates are staying busy as packages disappear all over
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investigate every report that comes in. those that come with strong evidence from a camera like photos of the suspect or the car are more likely to lead to an arrest. >> they've already taken a tv and some other packages >> reporter: chris's surveillance system typically works as a deterrent for thieves. >> i think between the cameras that we intentionally placed visibly in the porch and the security sign on the front, it's helped a lot >> reporter: thursday morning the reward was greater than the pirates. their scheme was caught on camera, targeting this fedex truck, then waiting until the delivery is complete. >> it ends up be the passenger of one of the two vehicles. >> reporter: just a few blocks away they caught a similar theft on their camera. this criminal shows up at 6:00 am to sift through their mail.
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to somebody else's house. >> reporter: it's not a new crime. but it is becoming more common. and the response from homeowners is often security cameras. >> really invaluable to us. and this video is high definition. so it really helped us to identify a person. >> reporter: officer gibbs says not every video will lead to an arrest. but the more evident the more likely they are to track down the suspect. >> we're gonna look into it. >> reporter: if cameras or are thinking purchasing some, there are a couple of things that you docked to make them more effective. put them in a place that they are visible to thieves to deter them from coming on your porch in the first place. if you don't want to put them somewhere where they can be seen, put a sign up that lets people know someone is watching. immigrants and refugees in aurora getting questions
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public meeting in hopes of easing some of the community's occurrence after the election. lauren dispirito was there tonight. aurora's diversity makes it a good collection for this discussion >> reporter: with more than 130 languages spoken in aurora public schools, it is one o region's most diverse communities. as more immigrants and refugees report feeling heightened anxiety since the presidential election, community leaders hope to combatha resources. >> reporter: for annabelle aguilar who works with immigrant families andab immigherself -- an immigrant herself, thursday's meeting provided a chance to learn. >> some of our families are expressing -- what is gonna happen if i am arrested? i'm an immigrant, what are the next steps? >> reporter: she joined more than 100 people at aurora central high school to hear
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immigration. >> make sure i get that information to let them know please continue to think it's safe and definitely get them connected. >> reporter: aurora's police chief told the crowd it's an area in which his officers will play no role. >> i'm gonna make that really clear and simple. we don't care. we don't care. we're not here to fo we're not here to detain people for immigration reasons. >> reporter: mets went on to address recent incidents of bias-motivated crimes saying the city will not tolerate such hateful actions. first the campaign rally, now the thank you rallies. what the president elect is promising now. a disabled inmate dies in a
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>> his family wants to know why he was denied access to the medical device that could have save his life. and a new take on bedroom eyes. a surveillance camera records a shocking invasion of privacy. >> snow slow to develop around our state but we did catch some up in the mountains earlier tonight. when genuine snow and very cold air comes into denver! >> the buffs have arrived in santa
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donald trump kicking offer his so called thank you tour to thank voters for their support. in cincinnati he announced his pick for secretary of defense, retired marine corps general james mad mattis. he is known for h trump pledged to bring the country together after the divisive election. >> we condemn bigotry and prejudice in all of its forms. we denounce all of the hatred. we're gonna come together. we have no choice. and it's better. >> trump tudor a heating and air conditioning manufacturing plant in indiana where he negotiated a deal to save hundreds of jobs from going to mexico. county clerks across
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from the presidential election. most counties will be handcounting the ballots now. jill stein raised enough money to pay for recounts in three states. tonight a cbs4 investigation into the death of a developmentally disabled man. he died on the floor of a colorado jail. brian maass wanted to know if his death was preventible. the one thing that may have saved his life taken away. >> reporter: he was not what he appeared to be. >> he was a childlike male with an iq of 52. >> there's something at the bottom there i want you to see. >> reporter: although 24 years, he was so developmentally disabled, he functioned at the level of an 8-year-old. physically disabled too, he suffered from epileptic seizures and parkinson's. his mother tiffany marsh.
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rest of my life. >> reporter: in 2013 and 2014 he was listening at the grand junction regional center. several times police were called when he became violent. the last time he was arrested there in 2014, it was for fighting and acting sexually inappropriate. he was sent to the mesa county jail. >> my son wasn't cared for at all. i did not know m gonna die in jail >> reporter: due to his seizures, he had what's known as a vagus nerve stimulator in his body. it's like a pacemaker for the brain. they swipe a bracelet over the stimulator. that triggers electric impulses to the brain, stopping the seizures. jail documents show when he was booked, his life-saving bracelets were confiscated. and even though he told them about his seizures, a deputy filled out a form saying
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mental health problems. he suffered several seizures before one of them killed him. >> you think his death was preventible. >> oh, god, yes. they took away his vaguus nerve stimulator and look locked it away from him, from the nurses where no one could use it in a case of emnc be >> reporter: our investigation found these pictures taken at the jail when he died that show no wrist magnets. due to the lawsuit, the department would not talk about why he was not aloud to have his bracelet. other jails are talking. >> wield absolutely allow them. >> reporter: jefferson county allows inmates access to the bracelets. >> we have a female inmate who's been with us since february who has it in her system. >> it's readily available?
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is a medical device. >> reporter: david lane represents but ford's family. >> it could have stopped the seizure or mitigated it. >> i'm extremely sad and scared, scared for any other person who is in jail in a similar situation. [ crying ] >> i miss him every day and they took him away from me, his brother and his sister. [ crying ] >> most jails we contacted said they've never had a prisoner with an implant and bracelet but most told us they would allow the inmate to use it if it was medically necessary. maybe a couple snow showers, slow to develop, not much going on. no main system, just a weak trough pushing across the area. not much going
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county. that's about it. 5:00 am, clear to partly cloudy skies, no moisture. here comes the surge of moisture from the south! and you can see it all over the southern mountains and into the southeast. and along the front range, some of this might spill into the metro area and give us scattered snow showers but it's not gonna last long. saturday, clearing skies across the state. into sunday, not a cloud sunshine until 5:00. to the north, clouds and moisture, that's our next big change. they were sunny today for that cleanup. and here's the scattered snow in our
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gonna dive into our state, cold air with it, well below the freezing mark for the highs, and it's always gonna bring us some snow! as we look at what we did today, not all that be. 41 and 43. 45 is normal. 16 at the airport. 23 downtown. 19 is normal. 27 and 26 right now, southeast breeze at 7. 48% humidity. pretty s look at the colors in that sunrise! and look at this from tom watson. beautiful shot at telluride, opening tomorrow. and this is purgatory mountain record, already open. temperatures mostly in the teens to 20 degrees for the eastern plains. and tomorrow cooler around here, 30s and 40s for the east. 20s and 30s for the
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west. here is that denver forecast. for tonight increasing clouds, 21 and 19 for the morning lows. tomorrow a few scattered snow showers. warms up for the weekend! near 50 by sunday, 43 on monday, here comes the change! tuesday, 22 degrees! good chance for snow, clears out quickly. wednesday the cold air stays behind. we moderate temperatures slightly. a landlord in col springs is facing criminal charges after being caught on camera having sex on a tenant's bed. the renter was away using a smart phone to check a home security camera when he saw his landlord doing the unthinkable. >> i guess the first thing that went through my mind was complete and utter disbelief. i said honey, i think we need to move, like immediately.
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this home stand, tu into a train wreck. hosting columbus tonight, playing from behind, down 2-0 in the 2nd. on the power play, cuts the lead in half. and henly, first nhl game, first nhl goal! avs rally to tie it. in the 3rd, they turn it over in front of varly and the blue jackets this goal was reviewed and waved off for a high stick. avs lose a fourth straight at home. trevor siemian still in a walking boot and not even participating in walkthroughs at practice. we'll see if that changes tomorrow. at this point it certainly seems more likely that it will be paxton lynch getting the start sunday in jacksonville.
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each day and nothing to really gauge any progress that he's made since his first start in october. but the denver defense get s to see a lot more. >> he's always playing with big confidence, being a younger guy. but he's one of them guys that krbltds to the team and plays well if he and all wait through practice, he's been doing well, and he always bring that factor of stringing plays out. >> we see him every day in practice, he's on the roster for a reason. if paxton has the go, we're 100% comfortable with paxton. mike mcintire named walter camp national head of the year
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mccarthy as the only other buffs coach to raft honor. they got a police escort into santa clara and got to check out levi stadium. not a lot of people expected the buffs' season would end up here. for those inside the program, they're not even -- they aren't just happy to be there. >> i think we put colorado back on the map and gave us an opportunity to build the program like it wants to so that's exciting. our main goal is to win the pac-12 championship. i would definitely say it's a successful there's levels of success. our goal is to get this done. and if we do that, it'll be an exceptional year. >> poll result, if the buffs win, would you rather bamma in the playoffs? 57% say bring it in.
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a tale of two tigers in the bahamas today. four birdies and made the burn at 3 under. issues on the back 9 as he double bogeyed two of his final three holes. the other result, 1 over par 73. the mannequin challenge explode for like two weeks. so easy to do, we saw thousands of versions. and now it takes a lot for one to actually impress us. an in-game mannequin challenge from a high school playoff game in california! [ laughter ] >> the team lining up for a 2-point conversion when they strike a pose for a couple seconds before spreading out the complete successful trick play. not a scrimmage, not a practice.
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and dell oro pulled it off to perfection and easily won. >> wow. [ laughter ] >> they should have had a mannequin challenge of their own. make the buffs will try it. >> that would be aggressive. [ laughter ]
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a picture of the day from the rocky mountain arsenal, looking back at our fine city. never far from the wildlife. >> wow. amazing what they have done to the arsenal site. >> see you tomorrow. captioning sponsored by cbs >> stephen: what? cbs wants me to promote what? a victoria's secret fashion show? look, with all that's going on in the nation right now, i just don't know if i have the time. i don't know if it's appropriate. look, you don't have to tell me,

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